Kurt holds a BA in U.S. History from UC San Diego and is currently completing a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Global. He comes to Hearts and Hands with an extensive background in grief counseling, specifically, supporting parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
Kurt whole-heartedly believes that every individual deserves to feel seen, heard, and valued. He recognizes that most people reach out for support because they are suffering – suffering in their relationships, suffering with their identities, or suffering within themselves. Utilizing a collaborative approach rooted in compassion, warmth, and curiosity, Kurt seeks to help clients build awareness of the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may keep them “stuck” in patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, or hopelessness. With this knowledge, he empowers clients with the understanding that they possess within themselves the skills and strength to bring growth, healing, authenticity, and fulfillment to their lives.
Outside of the office, you can find Kurt and his family kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, or skiing throughout the beautiful and wild spaces of the Sierra Nevada.
“The wound is the place where light enters.” – Rumi